New Player Guide

Mar 24, 2015
New Player Guide
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    Welcome to Empire Minecraft! This simple guide will teach you all the essentials of EMC and properly prepare you for our wonderful server. If you forget something, or would like additional information, feel free to have a look around the rest of the Empire Wiki. You can also use /help commands (for example: /help chat) or ask online players while you're in the game.

    Empire Minecraft is made up of ten different servers, all joined together to make up one large Community. Each server is different in its own way, so explore them all and meet new people! There is no need to disconnect to change servers. Join IP: and change between the servers with a simple single command:

    /server - brings up a screen where you can select the server you want to visit.
    You can also use /smp#. For example: /smp4 would take you to smp #4.

    Empire Minecraft has many different Chat channels in order to better assist each player. The channel can be changed by typing /Chat (channel). Alternatively, you can click on the icons in-game to automatically change Chat channels. They are explained as follows:

    (T) Town - Used for normal communication between the Community. Can only be heard in Town.
    (L) Local - Used for communication with players that are nearby. If no one can hear you, it will alert you.
    (R) Residence - Used for communication on a single residence. Limitations are your residence boundaries.
    (G) Group - Used for communication between members in your Group
    (S) Supporter - Used only by supporters. Works in Town or the Frontier/Wastelands.
    (E) Economy - Used for discussing economy related things.
    (M) Moderator - Used only by the staff team. Inaccessible by other players.

    /tell playername - Used to start a private conversation with playername. These messages will appear in purple on your screen. Other players cannot see these messages. They are private between you and the player you are speaking to, though can be accessed by Senior Staff members if you are under investigation for breaking one of our rules.

    **Note: If someone is bothering you and you do not want to see their Chat any more, you can ignore the player with the command /ignore playername

    If you forget what the Chat Commands are, type /Chat in-game. A description of all the Commands will pop up in your Chat screen like this screenshot:

    There are five Worlds on each server: Town, Frontier, Wastelands, End, and Empire Shop.

    Here is where you will start the game on your very own 60 x 60 residence. This world is made up of protected Residences owned by members of the Community. Mobs will not spawn and there is no fall damage nor weather changes to worry about. No one can build or do things on your residence without your permission, so it is completely grief-proof. Use your residence to build your dream house, start a shop, or create anything else you can think of. The choice is yours (as long as it follows our rules)!

    Here are some useful Commands which you can use in Town:

    /home - teleport back to your residence from anywhere in Town.
    (this also works in the Wasteland and Frontier outposts).
    /Town - teleport to Town spawn.
    /v ##### - teleport to the residence number ####.
    /v playername - teleport to the residence owned by [playername].
    Note: You cannot teleport directly to a player. If someone wants you to visit them, try asking them for their residence number or use the /v playername option.

    Explore the far reaches of the world and build outposts with your friends. Once you leave the spawn location you can only return to Town by traveling back to the spawn. So be careful and take plenty of supplies with you. If you get lost, consult the Live Map to find your way back.

    Once you are in the wild, your Chat channel will be changed to local Chat and players in Town will not be able to hear you. Keep this in mind when planning trips and start a group Chat if exploring with your friends.

    Once you make yourself a base, you can protect your items by locking them in chests for a small fee. Although this world is not protected against griefing, we do expect our players to respect other players and their builds. Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying builds will be banned from the server as mentioned in our rules.

    Rule of thumb: If it isn't yours, do NOT touch it without permission.

    Here are some useful Commands:

    /Frontier or /wild - teleport to a random Frontier outpost from Town
    /Frontier n, s, e, w, m - to go to designated outposts.
    /nether - go to the Frontier's Nether world

    This world is used for gathering resources which you can sell to shops or use for yourself.

    Just like the Frontier World, you may not be able to access Town Chat while exploring. Always plan ahead! If you get lost, look to the Live Map for help. You can type /map in game to bring up the website address.
    We strongly suggest that you do not build any structures here because this world is periodically reset every 3 months and we don't want you to lose your items.

    However; keep in mind that even though no one should be building here it is still not allowed to grief other players.Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying their builds will be banned from the server as mentioned in our rules.

    Rule of thumb: If it isn't yours, do NOT touch it without permission.

    Some useful Commands to keep in mind:

    /Wastelands - teleport to a random Wastelands outpost from Town.
    /Wastelands n, ne, e, se, s, sw, w, nw, c - to go to designated outposts.
    /wnether - go to the Wastelands Nether World.

    You can also use /waste instead of /wastelands, which is shorter.

    This is a non-resetting world. Unlike other worlds, there isn't a command to teleport to it, so to get there you must find the End Portal in the Wastelands or Frontier on each server.

    Empire Shop
    The Empire Shop is an unlimited store with high prices to encourage player shops. It is recommended to buy and sell from other players, instead of from the Empire Shop. All prices in the Empire Shop have a large markup because they are being spawned in for no effort. Occasionally, Special Event Items and Promotional Items will be temporarily sold in the Empire Shop to allow players to buy unique items.

    To go to the Empire Shop, use:
    /shop - This teleports you to the shop world from within Town.

    Empire Assistant
    The ultimate source for Commands is the Empire Assistant. This perfect new player tool will help you get around and achieve basic Commands without actually knowing the Commands from memory. You can obtain an Empire Assistant by typing /assist new. You are limited to one assistant per server per 48 hours.

    Using the command /assist brings up a handy menu of buttons that will use the Commands for you. At the same time, each button is titled with a display of what command it will be using, so it can also help you learn these Commands over time.

    Here is a screenshot of what to expect when using /assist:

    Rupees and Tokens
    Rupees are the official currency of the Empire. Almost anything can be bought using them, and you can earn them in a variety of ways. Your rupee account is cross server, meaning the Rupees you have on SMP1 are the same Rupees you have on SMP2, SMP3, SMP4 and so on. You will automatically gain 2,000 Rupees upon completion of the tutorial and up to an additional 11,000 Rupees for completing tasks such as signing up on the Forums. You will also receive various items that help you get started like armor, diamonds, a horse, etc. It is smart to keep these items and not sell them off because they will come in very handy while you learn the different aspects of the Empire.

    Here are some Commands which let you use your Rupees:

    /r pay PlayerName Amount - Pay someone Rupees. Example: /r pay Aikar 9001.
    /r - Check your rupee balance. If you click (learn more) while in-game, it will take you to the wiki page.

    Tokens are a special currency earned on Empire Minecraft for when a player completes a challenging task such as defeating Custom Mobs such as Enraged Zombie, Momentus or Marlix. The number of Tokens earned will scale based on the player's personal difficulty level, but may be affected by other factors such as number of player deaths nearby (In other words, constantly dying will reduce Tokens earned).

    Unlike Rupees, Tokens must be earned by a player and cannot be traded or gifted.


    To allow you to customize your residence as much as possible, the Empire has lots of Flags which control what other players can do on your residence. Flags are like permissions, they say what people can and cannot do. So be sure that you do not give Flags to people you don't completely trust.

    Here are some Commands which can control your residence(s):

    /res info - Check residence info. Shows you all Flags on the residence as well as the residence number. If you cannot travel onto the residence due to move restrictions, click on the ground with a piece of string to bring up the residence information.

    /res set [flag] t - To give a flag to everyone
    /res set [flag] f - To remove a flag from everyone

    "Pset" stands for playerset, meaning you're setting Flags for another player.

    /res pset [name] [flag] t - To give a flag to a single person
    /res pset [name] [flag] f - To remove a flag from a single person
    /res pset [name] [flag] r - To reset a single person's flag back to default

    Some important Flags to know:
    move - gives access for a player to move on your residence
    build - allows a player to build on your residence. Be careful with this one.
    container - allows a player to access all your containers, like chests. Be careful with this one.

    Output of
    /res info
    for residence 3002. The Flags for everyone are shown under the heading 'Flags'. The specific player b4dman5imon has redstone, use and build Flags activated.


    On each server you will have a separate inventory. Do not be alarmed if your items on one server do not show up on another server. You must manually transfer these items across the servers with your Vault. The cost is 10 Rupees every time you open it, however; after you first opened your Vault you can use the command again for free for a period of 5 minutes.

    One Vault page can hold a double chest worth of items. If you would like some extra room then you can expand your Vault for 10,000 Rupees per page, or via redemption of a Vault Voucher. Once you have 5 Vault pages you will no longer need to pay for opening your Vault.

    To open the Vault you'd use:
    /Vault - this opens your first Vault page.

    Example of how a /vault page can look like.

    Horses cannot travel in your Vault. Therefore, in order to transfer them across the servers, we developed a Stables system. It is free to stable and unstable your horse on each server. For more details on horses, see Horse and Stables Commands. Outside of Town it costs 100r to summon a horse from a stable. Storing a horse is always free.

    An overview of the stable Commands:
    /stable - views the horses in your stable
    /stable store - stores currently mounted horse
    /stable summon [#] - summons a horse at your current location


    The forums are a great place to find out what is going on in the Community. You can find things such as auctions, buying and selling of items, community events and updates/news on what is going on in the Empire. You can also see players' creative side with pictures, videos and music areas.

    Take a look around the Forums and get to know our players. Don't be afraid to post on topics, put yourself out there and become a part of the EMC Community. Everyone is welcome!

    Start off with introducing yourself by creating a thread in the Introduce Yourself section.

    Welcome to the Empire!


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